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The Diversity Development Committee is charged with keeping the Association engaged with issues and activities relevant to equity, diversity and inclusion. It meets during the annual conference and is open to any interested member of the Association willing to commit time and energy to achieving committee goals during the year.
The Diversity Development Committee mission is to promote and develop diversity and inclusiveness within the PACRAO community.
Audra McQuarie is the Registrar at University of Phoenix and has assumed this role since 2008. With over 19 years of experience with University of Phoenix, she has had the opportunity to serve in various leadership roles at both the local campuses and central university administrative offices. As Vice President, Registrar at University of Phoenix she has made her focus on process efficiencies that enhance the student experience, and these efforts have resulted in the University being recognized with two process excellence awards by the Southwest Alliance for Excellence for the Registrar’s Office degree conferral and quality control processes. Audra is actively involved in the higher education community speaking at conferences and serving on various committees for the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars, Admissions Officers and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and National Student Clearinghouse. She also serves on the PACRAO Board as the Vice President of Diversity Development and is a member and mentor of the Phoenix Women Rising Employee Resource Group which creates awareness to women's issues and encourages empowerment and growth. Audra holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from The University of Arizona and a Master of Educational Counseling in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University.
Les Apouchtine works as Associate Registrar, Records & Systems, at Vancouver Community College (VCC) in Canada. In the last ten years, Les has held several different positions in the Registrar's Office at Langara College and now VCC. In addition to overseeing staff in student records, scheduling and transfer credit, at any given time he is busy working on several differerent projects like testing software upgrades, cleaning up data, or planning Convocation. Les is also a member of the Local Arrangements Committee with PACRAO, and is taking part in PACRAO's Leadership Development Institute. He recently started a Masters in Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership program.
Patty Michelsen is the Associate Registrar in the Office of the University Registrar at Chapman University in Orange, CA. She oversees Academic Programs and Articulation. Patty has worked in higher education for eighteen years in various roles within the registrar realm, and has been with Chapman since October 2012. She also serves as a liaison for the Office of the University Registrar on the GE Committee which reviews student petitions and syllabi provided by faculty for GE consideration. Additionally, she is a member of the Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum which provides support to Latinx students, staff and faculty by developing connections and building a bridge between students, parents, alumni, community organizations, and the Chapman community. Her first-gen status and work in the Latinx Forum at Chapman spurred her desire to be part of the PACRAO Diversity Committee where she hopes to foster a sense of inclusion.
Patty was born and raised in Los Angeles, surrounded by public transportation. Her environment created an interest in urban transportation and ultimately led to her Master's in Geography with a focus in GIS as well as her love of all things map-related.
Crystal Ego works as a Student Services Specialist for the Curriculum and Scheduling team at Stanford University. Crystal started off at the University with the Office of Development, then found her way to the Registrar office where she been for the last 4 years. Crystal has her BA in Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources. Crystal successfully launched the SSO shadowing program at Stanford. This program helped create learning opportunities for her team and fellow Student Services Officer who manage the scheduling for their department.
Crystal attended her first PACRAO conference in 2019 and was blown away! Immediately she wanted to be involved. Crystal is a part of the Diversity Committee and also the N&E Committee as well.
Andres Moreno Benito is the Associate Director of Admissions at Central Washington University. He has worked in higher education for over twelve years in various capacities in recruitment and outreach. In his current role to support diversity, inclusion and access recruitment, Andres is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to collaborate, guide, and support efforts geared driving enrollment of Traditionally Underrepresented Student Groups (TUSG's) at CWU. Andres received his Bachelor's degree from Central Washington University and was raised in Yakima, WA, but born in Mexico. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and strumming his guitar.
Kristi Longstreet is a Policy Analyst within the Registrar's Office at University of Phoenix and has gained experience in various roles since she began working at the University in 2008. In 2016, Kristi joined the women’s employee resource group (ERG) and took on the role as Communications Director. The Phoenix Women Rising ERG brings awareness to women's issues, creates a network of support and development, and empowers women to break through the glass ceiling. Her current ERG role as Lead and Unified ERG Strategist has given her the opportunity to work closely with the University’s additional four ERG’s (African American, LGBTQ+, Hispanic/Latinx, and Veterans). Kristi was most recently accepted into the SHE Leads! 2021 class hosted by the Arizona Foundation for Women to advance in leadership development as well as fundraise for local non-profit organizations to advance the safety, health and economic empowerment of Arizona women. Kristi has bachelor’s degrees in business and communications. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts in Education focusing on adult education and training and a Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in industrial organizational psychology, all from the University of Phoenix.
Devin Andrews is the Vice President of Admissions and Evaluation at the University of Phoenix, a position she has held since 2015. With a passion for helping adult learners achieve their educational goals, she first entered the University in 1999 as an Academic Counselor and has since held several administrative and executive positions. She is also the founding lead and current executive sponsor for the University's Phoenix Women Rising employee resource group. Devin also engages in the broader higher education community through presentations, articles, and participation in committees for the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Education from University of Phoenix.
Kristin has worked in higher education for 20 years and in registrars' offices for over 15 years. She currently serves as the associate registrar - compliance at Oregon State University, overseeing completion, veterans and athletic compliance, projects and communications, and the office's technology team. She's committed to bringing equity, inclusion and anti-racist concepts into registrars' offices by focusing on policy review, embedding equity analysis in project management and finding ways to remove barriers for students, staff and faculty. When she is not working, she's probably powerlifting - she holds two state records in the state of Oregon - or watching way, way too much TV.
Helena Babiski is the Assistant Registrar for Transfer & Articulation at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been in higher education for over 11 years, previously working with the statewide organization AZTransfer. She now uses that experience serving as the statewide representative for CCC as the transfer and articulation facilitator coordinating her work as a member of the Gen Ed and Curriculum Committees to ensure transferability of courses for students. After completing the second cohort of the Leadership Development Institute, Helena felt compelled to find opportunities to continue her PACRAO participation and contribute. She has since served on the N&E committee and is excited to be a member of the Diversity Development Committee.
Erin Michelle Collins has worked in higher education for 16 years, and is currently the Registrar at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She directs the administration of the Office of the Registrar and all of its related functions, including maintenance of academic records, development of the course catalog and class schedules, grading, degree conferral, and the development and maintenance of the Colleague student module and other auxiliary programs. Erin’s educational background is in Applied Psychology. Whenever possible she incorporates her educational knowledge and background with her profession. She is a member of CalArts’ Equity and Diversity Committee, and presented at the 105th AACRAO Annual Meeting, “Understanding Culture: Creating Successful Intercultural Relations”. She has collaborated with CalArts' Institute Diversity Officer, Office of Student Affairs, and International Students and Programs to create training programs and presented to Campus Safety, Student Identity Groups, Orientation Leaders, and Incoming International students on culture, diversity, acculturation, and intercultural relations. She now offers her unique skill set, knowledge, passion, and drive to further the mission of the PACRAO Diversity Development Committee.